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#PBSfortheArts: Concert of Colors

The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. Global music at its finest at this colorful, festive, upbeat coveted summer event. Housed in CultureSource, a coalition of 152 arts organizations in Southeast Michigan, the Concert of Colors has become the Midwest’s biggest diversity and arts festival. The goal of the week-long festival is to unite metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups through music and dance from around the world – and creating dialogue where participants embrace freedom of expression. In 2020, the Concert of Colors faced a huge challenge as the pandemic threatened what would be the 28th year of the festival. Detroit Public Television joined the effort, and the festival was able to be fully virtual, reaching people around the world. Three years later, we reflect on how art persevered during one of the nation’s most difficult and isolating times.
DETROIT, MI

‘Juneteenth: We The People’ with The BLK Freedom Collective

On Sunday, June 19 at 1 p.m. ET | 10 a.m. PT, PBS Books is pleased to present a special commemoration virtual event, “Juneteenth: We the People,” produced by the BLK Freedom Collective, a collaboration of 10 African American historical and cultural institutions across the country. It celebrates the emancipation of the enslaved people of Texas in 1865 and the liberty and victory of African American communities nationwide ever since.
DETROIT, MI
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Digital Innovator All-Stars

Mr. Emmanuel Smith, PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Class of 2022. Smith is the founder of Mr. E in the D. His vision is to equip today’s youth with the character and academic habits necessary for them to be responsible citizens. As the Dean of Culture of a Detroit area charter school, Mr. Smith is in charge of creating and monitoring inschool programing that supports an environment conducive to learning. Mr. Smith has over 19 years of experience working with the youth in Suburban and urban communities. Active in the community, Mr. Smith has volunteered for several organizations including Redeemed Christian Fellowship, Man Up, The Boys and Girls Club and the Hood Tour, which were neighborhood empowerment initiatives. Mr. Smith is very responsive in his work through the Mr. E in the D program. When he noticed that students in which he engaged with daily were struggling to learn and retain knowledge around their multiplication factions and letter sounds, he penned and recorded educational songs that help students in learning their multiplication facts and letter sounds. The work Mr. Smith does daily is his mission-driven work which is to Engage, Excite, and Foster a love for learning through the arts.
DETROIT, MI

Production Standards and Formats

30-minute program 26:46;00 90-minute program 1:26:46;00. 60-minute program 56:46;00 120-minute program 1:56:46;00. Quicktime (.MOV) 1920×1980, 29.97 fps. All programs presented to DPTV must meet the requirements set forth in the DPTV Program Technical & Packaging Specifications. DPTV guidelines are aligned with the PBS Technical and Production Standards. PBS Technical...
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take and when will a producer hear back?. Submissions are considered on an ongoing basis. Given the volume of submissions, it can take up to a month or more for a decision to be made. If the submission is accepted, the producer will be contacted. Does...
DETROIT, MI

Monty and Rose 2, Endangered Plovers Find Home

In June 2021, Great Lake Now covered the story of Monty and Rose, the pair of endangered piping plovers who built their nest on a busy Chicago beach. Now, Chicago-based filmmaker Bob Dolgan has documented the progress of Monty, Rose, and their offspring over the years. This endearing feature-length documentary...
CHICAGO, IL

‘Monty & Rose 2: The World of Monty and Rose’

In June 2021, Great Lake Now covered the story of Monty and Rose – the endangered piping plovers who built their nest on a busy Chicago beach, covered by Great Lakes Now in June 2021. Now, Chicago-based filmmaker Bob Dolgan has documented the progress of Monty and Rose and their offspring over the years.
ROSE TOWNSHIP, MI

Spotlight Detroit: Short Films Featuring Kresge Arts Fellows

Premieres on DPTV on Monday, March 21, 9 p.m. Nine Detroit filmmakers worked with the current Kresge Artist Fellows in literary and visual arts to co-create 20 films spanning a dynamic spectrum of filmmaking styles. Artists featured in the broadcast include:. Literary Artists: Emell Derra Adolphus, creative nonfiction; Danielle Aubert,...
DETROIT, MI

Producer, Local & National Projects

Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is Michigan’s largest and most watched television station serving Southeastern Michigan, and serves the most diverse public television audience in the country. DPTV is also the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning it operates independent of any educational, government or other institution. Its funding comes from the community it serves.
DETROIT, MI

National Day of Racial Healing

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, is a day to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. The day is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world. Since its launch in 2017, this day has been observed every year on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
DETROIT, MI

The Doo Wop Project

Join us for a spectacular concert and television production experience as a member of the television audience for The Doo Wop Project, which will air nationally on PBS in June 2021. Date: February 9, 2022. Time: Show Time 6:30 p.m. | Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Location: Stagecrafters at the...
ROYAL OAK, MI

2021: Most Watched DPTV Passport Shows

Members of DPTV enjoy thousands of hours quality PBS programs with DPTV Passport, a benefit of supporting the station throughout the year. Below is a list of the Top 10 most watched shows in 2021, explore and start watching now!. 1. Masterpiece | Grantchester. 2. Masterpiece | Downton Abbey. 3....
DETROIT, MI

Programming Specialist

Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is Michigan’s largest and most watched television station serving Southeastern Michigan, and serves the most diverse public television audience in the country. DPTV is also the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning it operates independent of any educational, government or other institution. Its funding comes from the community it serves.
DETROIT, MI

Program Director, Michigan Learning Channel

Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is Michigan’s largest and most watched television station serving Southeastern Michigan, and serves the most diverse public television audience in the country. DPTV is also the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning it operates independent of any educational, government or other institution. Its funding comes from the community it serves.
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Manager, Digital Platforms

Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is Michigan’s largest and most watched television station serving Southeastern Michigan, and serves the most diverse public television audience in the country. DPTV is also the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning it operates independent of any educational, government or other institution. Its funding comes from the community it serves.
DETROIT, MI

Digital Platforms Generalist

Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is Michigan’s largest and most watched television station serving Southeastern Michigan, and serves the most diverse public television audience in the country. DPTV is also the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning it operates independent of any educational, government or other institution. Its funding comes from the community it serves.
DETROIT, MI

National Philanthropy Day 2021: Stronger Together

The Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrates 30 years of its annual National Philanthropy Day event honoring volunteers, philanthropists, and fundraisers. This year’s program, hosted by Stephen Henderson, takes a look back and a look ahead at philanthropy in Southeast Michigan.
DETROIT, MI

Watch: National Philanthropy Day 2021

Watch Sunday, November 21, 6-7:30pm ET on Detroit Public TV 56.1, also streaming on the DPTV Facebook page. The Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) celebrates 30 years of its annual National Philanthropy Day event honoring volunteers, philanthropists, and fundraisers. This year’s televised program, hosted by...
DETROIT, MI